Regional Research Agronomist

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: SciC
Work Location: North West - Mildura
Reference: VG/020602
Closing Date: 30-Jul-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $109,969
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 020602 Sc C Grains Regional Research Agronomist PD - 110717.docx (Word, 134KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Dr James Nuttall
03 5362 2162 or Mob: 0409 423 541

Position Details


  • $92,253 – $111,619 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term, Three Years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Mildura

The position of Regional Research Agronomist is part of the Agriculture Victoria Research Division's Plant Production Sciences Branch in the Employment, Investment & Trade Group.

The Employment, Investment and Trade Group delivers programs and services to grow the Victorian economy.  Its focus is on creating jobs and raising incomes through industry development, targeted investment and increasing the export value of Victorian firms.

In this position, you will –

  • Work in the low rainfall grain production zone of southern Australia.
  • Develop regional access to agronomy skills.
  • Improve adoption of research outcomes by industry.
  • Design and implement crop agronomy field trials and demonstrations.

The successful applicant will have extensive research and development experience in grains agronomy and production systems in low rainfall zones, and an awareness of production issues.  They will have broad experience of research, development and practice change principles and practices applicable to the grains sector, and be an experienced project manager.  Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills are needed, as are well-developed oral and written communication skills.  A degree in science, agricultural science, or an equivalent science qualification relevant to grain crop production is required for this position.

Located on the Murray River, the multicultural regional city of Mildura has a median house price of $255,000 and offers affordable housing, plus excellent recreational and educational facilities. 

For a confidential discussion, please call Dr James Nuttall, Senior Regional Research Agronomist, on 03 5362 2162 or 0409 423 541.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.  In addition to a CV, applicants are advised to provide a document outlining their skills and experience relating to the Key Selection Criteria listed in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 30 July 2017 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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